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5. Urban Survival Imagine being trapped inside a war zone. Complete chaos all around you. People running, screaming and pillaging anything they can get their hands on. People who arent necessarily bad, but scared. Scared beyond any logical thought. Scared enough to lash out at anything in their path. Now multiply that by a million. Over a million enemies coming at you from all angles. How do you run? Is it possible to hide? Whats the right thing to do to keep your family safe here? Pre-Step 1. Build A Community First off, you have to remember that you are all human beings. When stuff hits the fan, it doesnt change the fact that youre all in it together. Getting other people to see that can be relatively easy. Start off by talking to some of your closest friends and neighbors. Theres safety in numbers, so if you can get Be One Of Your a group together before anything goes Community Can Friends Wisely. Greatest Assets! Be Sure To Choose Your down, youre much better off than trying to group up afterwards. Plus, your sustainable living area might not be able to support a large scale movement. However, if you have the means to setup a large scale settlement, especially with others, thats the best thing to do. We humans are meant to live in community (friendship, reproduction, specialized skills and security being just a few reasons) so your survival experience will be much more enjoyable if you start off in a community. But what if you dont have any like-minded people around, or just cant swing it? 5 Copyright 2010, 2012 Survival Guide
6. Pre-Step 2. Build a Route Cities are complicated places. Major roads are going to be jam packed, and probably closed. Traffic lights are going to be out. People will be panicking. You need to designate a safe route out of your city. And then drive it. Know it like the back of your hand. Here are a few things to remember for route planning: 1. Stay away from Interstates. Theyll be more like parking lots. 2. No lights will be working, so avoid intersections with stop lights if at all possible. 3. Earthquakes, floods and hurricanes change everything. Have multiple routes ready. 4. Gas stations will be out, but if not will attract huge crowds of people. 5. Large bridges can be easily destroyed by Steer Clear Of Bridges, Large Bodies of Water, And The Highest catastrophic earthquakes. Try to avoid Population Areas! them. Avoid anywhere where large groups of people gather, especially civic centers and food stores. Also, plan like your route has already been comprised. Have at least three ways out that dont overlap. 6 Copyright 2010, 2012 Survival Guide
7. Step 1. Mobilize You should have all of your belongings that you cant afford to lose already in a secure location. By the time you hit December 21, 2012 if its not secured you dont have time to grab it. Put your family into the vehicle with each persons BOB (Bug-Out-Bag). Kids can get by with a smaller bag, but its important for each person to be able to have basic living needs on their back, especially if you end up walking. The key here is speed. You should be able to grab everyone, their BOBs and go in under five minutes if you have a dedicated vehicle, and under seven if you have to fuel your vehicle from your emergency fuel supply. A Tactical Vehicle Is Perfect For Convoying To A Secure Location. Its More Intimidating And Much Harder For Anyone To Stop. Be Sure To Carry Large Quantities of Fuel. Also Update The Technology It Uses As Best You Can. Step 2. Convoy Youve got to have your route already picked out. If possible, listen to the traffic report on your radio. If there is any existing technology the government will still be trying to use it. Then, based on the data you have (where the disaster has been the worst, whats happening right now) choose your route. If you dont have anything to go off of, just pick the route that is the most obscure. 7 Copyright 2010, 2012 Survival Guide
8. What To Do If You Hit Obstacles Fallen trees, destroyed bridges, or sink holes where there used to be a road can make travel nearly impossible. If you know your area well break out a map and see about circumnavigating the obstacle as quickly as possible. If theres no possible way to get around it on the route youre currently heading, double back and head for one of your secondary or tertiary routes. What To Do If You Hit A Mob Large groups of people do rash things. If you have a car, and they dont you could be in trouble. First try to turn and run. If that isnt possible, fire a few warning shots in the air. While there is confusion, gun your engine and begin honking and flashing your lights. Peoples first instinct when a large object is coming at them at a high rate of speed is to get out of the way. Try to avoid hurting anyone and drive through the crowd as quickly as possible. Step 3. Refueling Depending on how far outside the city your long-term shelter is, you may have to stop and refuel. A good rule of thumb is to have 2.5 times the amount of fuel you need to get out alive. That way if you have to double back, or take any large and unexpected detours youll have enough to make it to your shelter. 8 Copyright 2010, 2012 Survival Guide